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23 Fruits Suitable for Diabetics

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If you weren’t sure of which fruits you as a diabetic can consume, here’s a list. In the table below, GL is Glycemic Load and GI is Glycemic Index You can sort the table whichever way you want by tapping the table headers. Be careful with bananas – they have a GL of 13, which is a bit above what one considers low. If you must eat it, do so in small quantities, smaller than the portion size mentioned below.

Learn more about Glycemic Load and Index

FruitPortionGLGI
Apple120 gm640
Apricot 120 gm557
Banana120 gm1351
Mango120 gm960
Orange120 gm651
Peach120 gm556
Pear120 gm542
Pineapple120 gm666
Blueberries, wild120 gm553
Cherries120 gm963
Custard Apple120 gm1054
Grapes120 gm949
Kiwi fruit120 gm758
Lychee100 gm957
Nectarines120 gm443
Papaya120 gm960
Prunes60 gm1029
Cantaloupe120 gm470
Strawberries120 gm1 40
Watermelon120 gm580
Grapefruit120 gm325
Plum120 gm653
Source: University of Sydney
URL: http://www.glycemicindex.com/
GL = Glycemic Load
GI = Glycemic Index
For simplicity and caution, in the case of multiple variants of a fruit, the variant with the higher GL/GI has been included in this table. Please pay attention to the portion size, which is important. These items have been included in this list due to their having a low to low-moderate Glycemic Load. Please however test your blood sugar and gauge your body's unique response to these foods before continued consumption to ensure they work for you. Please also note, this list may not be complete. Please look up the Glycemic Index of foods you wish to eat or believe are safe if they're not included in this table. If the Glycemic Load is 10 or below, they're probably alright for diabetics.

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